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Unread postby pietert » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:18 am

Beggar Starling dramatizing his "imminent death".

This Starling first landed on my armrest and started angrily telling me something when we were in Shingwedzi. The temperature was 42C and I think he was hungry and too hot to find his own food, Obviously very used to people. I try not to feed the animals, so he hinted a few times picking up or looking at largish things on the ground as if he resorted to sign language with me. I then fetched my camera and took a few shoots of his antics which included dramatizing his imminent death if I do not supply food immediately.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgSTrU6AhT0[/video]
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Re: Beggar Starling dramatizing his imminent death. (Video)

Unread postby Graeme & Nicky » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:16 am

That was really interesting, Thank You for sharing :thumbs_up:
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Re: Beggar Starling dramatizing his imminent death. (Video)

Unread postby pops » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:18 pm

Trust you laid an official complaint with SANParks for the verbal abuse you suffered from the bird. :lol: :lol:

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Re: Beggar Starling dramatizing his imminent death. (Video)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:26 pm

Very interesting pietert. :thumbs_up:

What a drama queen that starling is!! :big_eyes: :lol: :lol:

If only we can clearly understand it all...... :wink:
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Re: Beggar Starling dramatizing his imminent death. (Video)

Unread postby pietert » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:28 pm

Yes, and I edited the real bad parts out because I am afraid the moderators take the thread off the air. :roll:

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Teenage Elephant Mother all alone on the S28. (Video)

Unread postby pietert » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:36 pm

Teenage Elephant Mother all alone on the S28. (Video)

We found this teenage elephant mother with its day-old baby elephant. They were completely alone with no other elephants in the vicinity. A Kruger elephant expert told us the babies of these very young mother have about a 50% chance of survival.


[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRX2__jJwnk[/video]

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Re: Beggar Starling dramatizing his imminent death. (Video)

Unread postby Carol g » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:43 pm

Pietert, as RosemaryH said real drama queen, loved the act of playing half dead yet peeping at you to see if you will respond with something to eat and drink.
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Re: Beggar Starling dramatizing his "imminent death". (Vide

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:09 am

Oh dear, these birds are characters. :lol: :lol: :lol: what a drama queen.

Guess who came running to my computer to see if she could help out? :wink:

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Re: Beggar Starling dramatizing his "imminent death". (Vide

Unread postby Sheenaugh-Lee » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:34 am

And this is why my grandfather adored a starling cos they have such personality hahahahaha :D :D he always used to sing to them 'starling my darling' he used to drive us nuts with that tune but everytime he did it the starlings would congregate arround him and even sit on him
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Re: Beggar Starling dramatizing his "imminent death". (Vide

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:41 am

This guy had one serious talk with you... :shock: And then resorting to acting! What a sight! :clap:
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Re: Teenage Elephant Mother all alone on the S28. (Video)

Unread postby yoda » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:20 am

Sad to see, but that is natrure I guess.

Perhaps the rest of the herd had moved on, but were still in the vicinity?
And this mother had just fallen behind because of the calf?
Strange that the rest of the herd didn't stay around to help.

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The Leopard and the Hyenas (Video)

Unread postby pietert » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:07 am

The Leopard and the Hyenas (Video)

We were a little distance from Letaba when we saw this Leopard enjoying a meal of Impala Venison. After he finished his meal and left, several Hyenas came to view his catch. The catch being well outside their reach caused them to try all kinds of actions to try to shake the catch out of the Mopane tree, but they could not succeed. Much later, the Leopard returned and finished off the meal with a little donation of a few bones to the Hyenas. Enjoy.

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK1XnnLxYnY[/video]

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Re: The Leopard and the Hyenas (Video)

Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:06 am

pietert,

Enjoyed watching the video..great sighting. :thumbs_up:

Most interesting to observe the Hyena trying all kinds of ways to dislodge the carcass..not having any success, can almost feel his/her frustration. :hmz:

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Re: The Leopard and the Hyenas (Video)

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:35 am

:sup: Wow, thank you for this Stunning Video. :whistle:
:hmz: I like the way that the Hyena tries to get rid of the small Mopani tree, and wonder why he can not
climb the tree to get to the "lekker" (nice) "vleis" (meat)!
:thanx: for sharing. :thumbs_up:
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Re: The Leopard and the Hyenas (Video)

Unread postby pietert » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:25 pm

Yes, I wondered at the time when he will try and chew the tree from under the Impala.


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